Sanyo Unveils Ultra Portable Education & Business Projectors; Feature Extended Lamp and Filter Life

Written By Sam on 20 November 2010

Sanyo is introducing two series of portable 3LCD projectors targeted for the educational and business markets. The new XK and WK series projectors are aimed at offering improvements in lamp and filter life. All four models share a compact size (13.1-inch x 4.0-inch x 9.7-inch) and light weight (6.4 lbs), making them highly portable and easy to transport.

Capable of producing bright images in classrooms and meeting rooms, the projectors are suitable for virtually any application, even in large spaces. Four projectors are being introduced:

  • PLC-WK2500 has WXGA resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio, with a contrast ratio of 3,000:1 and 2500 lumens brightness
  • PLC-XK3010 has XGA resolution, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 3,000 Lumens brightness
  • PLC-XK2600 has XGA resolution, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 2,600 Lumens brightness
  • PLC-XK2200 has XGA resolution, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 2,200 Lumens brightness

Extended lamp (6,000 hours in Eco mode) and filter life (5,500 hours in Eco mode) are the key elements that make these projectors economical to operate. Automatic iris control increases the contrast ratio by adjusting the amount of light as required for the relative brightness or darkness of the picture.

The models come with onboard a 10-watt audio amplifier and loudspeaker for multimedia presentations. A microphone can also be be connected to the projector for amplification through the onboard amp and speaker. The devices are easy to set up; and first-time users can use the company’s Auto Setup Function. In addition, a Screen Guidance Function instructs the operator through step-by-step instructions displayed on screen.

Each projector can be controlled through a wired LAN connection. Using a back panel RJ-45 connector, users can switch between inputs, power the projector on and off, monitor lamp usage and receive error messages and warnings. All models are PJ Link compatible.

Additional features include:

  • User-customizable logos for both startup and for display during presentations
  • Ability to blank the screen and freeze images
  • Presentation timer and closed-caption text capability.

The PLC-WK2500 is expected to be available this month at $995 (MSRP). The XK series models are scheduled for December release, with the following MSRPs:

  • PLC-XK3010 ($1145)
  • PLC-XK2600 ($995)
  • PLC-XK2200 ($845).

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